Fired 'Apprentice': 'I'll prove Lord Sugar wrong'

Published Jun 16 2011, 00:01 BST  |  By

Glenn Ward from 'The Apprentice'

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Fired Apprentice candidate Glenn Ward has revealed that he is determined to prove Lord Sugar made the wrong decision in firing him this week.

Sugar axed Ward after a magazine branding and ad sales task, claiming that he couldn't see himself teaming up in business with an engineer.

Ward told Digital Spy that the multi-millionaire was entitled to have doubts about his background, but insisted that he would live to regret his decision.

"Lord Sugar has his opinions [on engineers] and if that's what he thinks, that's what he thinks. I can only go out there now and prove him wrong," he said.

"I think there are engineers out there who have done well in business. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, James Dyson... they all did pretty well as far as I can tell. I wouldn't compare myself directly to them, but I can only aspire.

"I look forward to the day I shake Lord Sugar's hand and I say, 'I told you I could do it'."

Ward also defended his co-star Jim Eastwood, who has been described as a "bulls**tter" following his behaviour on the reality show.

"I am friends with Jim. I don't think he's a bulls**tter. I think he's got a very powerful weapon in his arsenal and that's the ability to negotiate," said Ward. "He was fighting for his life in that boardroom and he talked himself out of the boardroom. That's what I should have done and I can't complain. You have to applaud him for it really."

The Apprentice continues next Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.